Teacher Subject Specialism Training


There is a huge shortage of specialist teachers across the United Kingdom. In addition, The National Curriculum has been adapted to include more rigour and challenge across all key stages. These changes have resulted in schools deploying non-specialist teachers to teach the curriculum to overcome the shortage of teachers. However, many of the non-specialist teachers lack the subject knowledge and pedagogy to teach subjects to a high standard.

RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance has looked at these challenges and has devised a FREE course to QTS qualified teachers. There will be six twilight sessions and one whole day at school, where participants will be given a unique opportunity to focus on pedagogy and delivery. They will also be given the opportunity to observe outstanding teachers where strategies to inspire, motivate and engage learners will be shared. All resources to assist with teaching and learning will be made available throughout the course. In addition, participants will have access to online learning modules to further practice and develop their subject knowledge.

The course is fully funded and accredited by Birmingham City University (BCU), and options to complete a reflective writing module will allow participants to gain 20 master’s credits.

We can accept as many non-specialist QTS teachers from your institution however; there are only a limited number of places. The places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, therefore, to avoid disappointment please forward and ask interested parties to book via our website, or email mpurslow@rsaatsa.org.uk and register as soon as possible.

Subject Specialism Training Brochures

  • Maths – starts October 14th 2020 on TEAMS
  • Physics – starts October 19th 2020 on TEAMS

COVID-19 update: sessions will run on TEAMS for our TSST courses 2020-21 with preparatory work such as trying out/reflecting on discussion and strategies, watch/reflect/comment on videos or animations, develop/ critique a scheme of work or worksheet etc. For further information please email us at enquiries@rsaatsa.org.uk

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